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Penthouse Loft At Trace

By April 19, 2017

Trace Lofts

One of two lofts for sale at Trace Lofts this week, this one, #509, is on the top floor of the building so you get 13′ ceilings. Being a south-east facing unit, it is a bright unit with views of Rainier on clear days.

Listed at $516,500, this is a 635 square foot open one bedroom loft so you could either use the open bedroom as your bedroom, or sleep in the lofted portion over the bathroom, using the “bedroom” as a dining room, office or den.

It lives larger than the square footage.

Prior to putting it on the market the sellers freshly painted it and refinished the reclaimed Douglas Fir floors.

Trace Lofts at 1408 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, is a building that is near and dear to my heart as I own unit 201 there (going on ten years, yikes!). It was built in 1919 and has enjoyed a colorful history, housing both an athletic equipment company and an order of Tibetan monks. In 2007 it was converted from a vintage warehouse to condos by developer, GTS development, whose projects include Trace North, the Oddfellows building and Solstice Fremont.

Johnson Architecture + Planning designed the renovation to resemble an antique dresser, with a two-story glass-and-steel addition sitting atop the building like a jewelry box blending the past and present. The design also used exposed brick walls and HVAC systems to integrate the modern and historical elements.

As president of the board there, I can tell you that we’ve worked hard to keep the dues flat this year and are in the middle of planning to re-vamp the rooftop deck. We’re also just wrapping up re-painting the interior of the building and replacing all the water heaters.

Listing provided courtesy of Kathryn Buchanan, Windermere.

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